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  WTTG    Fox 5 News Edge at 11    News  News/Business. New.  

    September 14, 2012
    11:00 - 11:30pm EDT  

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phone to give that longer battery life. wait until you feel it. it really is that much better. >> reporter: apple says the iphone 5 will go on sale on september 21st in the u.s. and several other countries. the news continues now. brian is standing by with the news edge at 11:00. >> a woman walks out of a metro train station unaware her attacker is walking a few feet behind. we start with a frightening news alert from northeast d.c. police are looking for the man in this surveillance video seen following a woman out of the deanwood station last week. the man sexually assaulted the woman on nearby 45th place northeast. officers released a composite sketch of the suspect. if io have any information, you're urge -- you have any information, you're urged to call police. a gay publication in d.c. trying to find out who is committing some very nasty acts of vandalism, first removing the metro weekly magazines and replacing them with rotting food and what is thought to be
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human and animal waste. fox 5's matt ackland has more. >> this has been happening for months now in the dupont and logan circle neighborhoods. someone is targeting magazine boxes that hold the gay publication metro weekly. here are some of the pictures we can show you on tv. some of them are so bad you don't want to see them. metro weekly staff members have been forced to clean up the mess usually after a reader makes the nasty discovery. who is doing it? well, no one is for sure at this point, but the co- publisher of the magazine believes this vandalism is motivated by hate. >> i consider this to be a hate crime in a lot of ways, but it's not directed at me or at the magazine. it's a hate crime directed at the readers. >> one staff member did catch a man on video who was throwing away the weekly magazines in a nearby trash can that. video has been passed lobing to
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police. -- along to police. a solemn ceremony outside washington today as the bodies of four americans killed in libya this week were returned to the united states. president obama, vice president biden secretary of state hillary clinton among the many dignitaries who attended the ceremony at andrews air force base in maryland. >> four americans, four patriots, they loved this country and they chose to serve it and served it well. they had a mission and they believed in it. they knew the danger and they accepted it. >> president obama vowed to bring to justice those responsible for the deaths. a morning that began with friday prayers turned into a day with americans under assault on several continents fires burning, tear gas flowing, bullets flying around
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u.s. embassies. protesters are outraged by the attacks on september 11th and perhaps this anti-muslim movie. either way today the filmmaker is hiring lawyers. we have the latest from cairo. >> reporter: angry crowds with violent anti-american protests across the middle east and beyond. in tunisia at least two people killed and dozens injured during a protest outside the u.s. embassy. in sudan thousands of protesters gathered outside the u.s. mission there clashing with police. witnesses report police opened fire on some protesters who tried to storm the compound. this all began tuesday when protests erupted in egypt and libya, the outraging said to have been sparked by a film about islam's prophet muhammad professor moated on youtube. it depicts -- promoted on youtube. it digits the prophet as a --
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depicts the prophet as a fraud. the man was previously convicted on bank fraud charges and banned from using computers as part of his sentence. is he on probation and has report -- he is on probation and has reportedly hired attorneys. >> we are told they are the attorneys represented by the family. >> reporter: the attorneys holding a lengthy meeting in their client's california home. >> law enforcement agencies are wear and focused like a -- are aware and focused like a laser beam on what's going on. >> reporter: for a day now military and rioters have clashed into the early morning hours. the rioters throwing rocks and bottles and the miss and military responding with -- police and military responding with tear gas and rubber bullets. the royal palace is trying to put a lid on a topless photo scandal, plus justice for union workers in wisconsin. will thomas is everywhere at 11:00.
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>> a wisconsin jung has struck down governor scott -- judge has struck down governor scott walker's union law which ended collective bargaining rights for teachers and other unions last year. it sparked massive protests in front of the statehouse. governor walker has vowed to appeal. another royal caught in the buff. a french magazine published topless photos of kate middleton also known as duchess of cambridge. they were taken by a photographer without william and kate's none while they vacationed in france -- knowledge while they vacationed in france. the palace calls them a grotesque invasion of privacy and filed a lawsuit against the magazine. a city bus took a plunge over an overpass in los angeles today. the empty bus rolled right off the highway ramp and fell onto the freeway below. the driver says he left to make a phone call and thinks the brakes failed when he was gone. again, no you know with was inside the bus -- no one was inside the bus and no one was hurt where it landed. it's the last call for a northeast d.c. landmark after
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32 years in business colonel brooks tavern in brooklyn shutting down. fox 5's maureen umeh has that story. >> reporter: hugs, laughter and a few tears as old and new friends gather at colonel brooks tavern one last time trying to capture the special memories. >> we are celebrating. it's fun to seven again. >> a lot of people -- see everybody again. >> a lot of people refer to it as cheers. it's exactly like cheers. the crowds come and go, but they always come back. >> reporter: for decades the northeast staple on the corner of ninth and monroe streets has been the unofficial sensor of the brookland neighborhood, a laid back place where people gathered for a good time. >> i was in the medical profession and we had lawyers and gar garbage collectors and
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everybody felt the same here. >> the place is so rustic looking, but it's cozy and i like it. >> reporter: after 32 years the owner of colonel brooks tavern is shutting down making way for a $50 million development with more than 200 apartments and retail space. it's part of a building boom in the community. >> everything is changing. you look all around. it's all developments going up everywhere. >> reporter: another restaurant will take the tavern's place, but customers say it won't be the same. >> the only thing we can hope is it comes around and if it comes in another couple years another good place. >> reporter: some aren't surprised by the closure. colonel brooks tavern struggled to return to normal since a brutal triple murder years ago. in april, 2003 a robbery ended with three employees being shot execution style in a walk-in freezer. the dark chapter of the murders is one customers say they'd like to wipe away from the tavern's history. on this last night they're celebrating the business that defined the community. >> we're going to miss it.
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>> reporter: celebrating the lasting friendships forged and the beautiful memories that will live on. maureen umeh, fox 5 news. coming up a larger than life figure comes to d.c., why shaquille o'neal is passionate about keeping college students safe coming up. >> good looking forecast, too. we have a front coming through that brings changes for the weekend. forecast is coming up. >> check out the rundown. we're back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.  [ male announcer ] this is america's manufacturing
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the school year back in full swing, some big names are reminding college students about the harms of binge drinking. today basketball lend shaquille o'neil spoke about the problem to lawmakers on capitol hill. >> he needs. >> introduction. he's the legendary -- needs no introduction. he's the legendary basketball champion, the one and only shaquille o'neal. tell us why you're in washington d.c. and what this has to do with binge drinking. >> we just wanted to speak to congress. a couple years ago there was research on african americans
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and binge drinking. bin drinking is to drink after you're feeling a little buzz and you take it to where you're all out drunk. the problem with binge drinking is kids today that binge drink and go hang out and drive home. then they go home, so nothing happens. so what do you do? they do the same thing next weekend at the incomes football game. we're -- next football game. we're not telling people to stop. we're telling them to be more responsible because there are tragic stories. it only takes one mistake for a tragic story to be told. i just want to have everyone help me promote the message. i've been going around morehouse. the good thing about what i'm doing is i let the students do their own campaign and i direct it because it's their language. people drink for different reasons, whether it's peer pressure, grade or they just want to have fun. i let them produce it on the spot and i direct it. we encourage you to be more responsible. >> reporter: tell us why you
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decided to get involved in this. what got your attention too say i want to do this -- to say i want to do this and get in front of this campaign? >> it's important. pipe on youtube all the time -- i'm on youtube all the type and that's how the younger crowd communicates. youtube shows about 4 million videos a day. i just wanted to be behind something positive. i went to college and i understand the binge drinking language. i'm not up here trying to be a saint, but i was always very responsible and very conscious because i knew if i took the extra drink and made a mistake, it could end my whole career. people should have the same mentality and the same attitude and i hope they will. >> reporter: the message you want to get out to anyone who sees this about binge drinking? >> binge drinking is very dangerous. it only takes one mistake for a tragic story to be told and i want people to be more
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conscious and responsible. you can have fun. make sure the guy does not drive home that has that much fun. >> reporter: thank you very much. i appreciate it. thank you. >> okay, cool. local college students have a new what i to call for help and there's a -- way to call for help and there's a warning tonight for people with stressful jobs. >> first up making learning easier for local high school students. no. 5, d.c.'s anacostia high school's multimillion dollar makeover is complete. the renovations include interactive white boards, enhanced sound systems in every classroom and six new computer labs, all part of phase 2 of a $62 million renovation. no. 4, there's a new mobile app that makes it easier for college students in d.c. to report allegations of sexual assault. d.c.'s mayor and university administrators unveiled you ask d.c. today. the app and website also provides phone numbers and resources to victims. no. 3, a new treatment for people
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suffering from multiple sclerosis. the fda approved a new oral drug called au bagio of the oral drug is much easier to administer. no. 2, stressed out at work? you could be at risk of heart disease. researchers found people with more job-related stress were 23% more likely to have a heart attack. other health experts say work stress can be related to heart disease, but it wouldn't be the main cause. no. 1, having trouble using metro's rush plus program? you are not alone. the service is supposed to ease congestion along the blue, yellow, orange and green lines, but so far not enough rush hour blue line riders are making the switch to the yellow line and that is tonight's fox 5 top five. today president obama welcomed this year's u.s. olympic and paralympic teams to the white house.
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he thanked the athletes for being good role models. >> get into this weekend. i am ready. >> this is brian's happiest time of the night. that was his last read right there, weekend officially. means a lot of things, i guess. >> that's right. different things for different people. i'm picking games this weekend. how about -- grapes this weekend. how about you? >> i'm not picking games, but i'm sure i'll do something fun. to each his own. what do you do with those grapes once you pick them? >> they turn into merlot. i'll bring you some. >> this will be a great weekend for picking. someone take to the tower camera so we can get to weather. here's what's going on. it's been a great day. temperatures have really warmed up, turned into great evening and it looks like all things considered it's going to be a wonderful weekend. highs today 82 for national, 82 for dulles and bwi marshall as
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well. temperatures have cooled off a little bit, lower 70s in town, falling into the mother 60s already into the northwestern -- lower 60s already into the northwestern suburbs. it's a little warmer in couple lain. they have some clouds -- cumberland. they have some clouds moving across with this fox system coming in overnight -- frontal system coming in overnight. a lot of sunshine, too 78 for a high tomorrow, a couple clouds but no more. it will be breezy tomorrow. 79 on sunday. i think the whole weekend we won't touch 80 degrees. there is a few clouds coming in late day sunday, but not enough to spoil your plans or cause any problems. frontal system is moving in our direction and with the front you can see the front there, some showers, not really much up to the northwest of us. we'll zoom in. this is sentinel radar here finding a little bit of very
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light rain there. it's about to cross over 68, coming in on the southwestern parts of pennsylvania and it looks like a few showers out here extreme northern sections of loudoun county, back up towards martinsburg. there may be just a light shower there, nothing more than a sprinkle. i think as this frontal system comes across overnight, that's pretty much all we're talking. in terms of highs today, you can see it's been fairly nice out to the northwest of us, front already come through the midwest. so temperatures today for chicago 76 degrees, st. louis 70 degrees, wichita 72 and then fargo, north dakota, was 76 and there's an absence now of any real heat across the nation. certainly in the nation's interior back down to the desert southwest still a little on the hot side. 64 washington for tonight, 60 gaithersburg, frederick down to 58. so a little cooler back out to the northwest with the frontal system coming through and highs
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tomorrow, we're upper 70s here, but back to the west of us dulles tomorrow, loudoun county, leesburg only around 75 degrees, manassas 75 and fredericksburg up under the mid- to upper 70s as well. a few clouds tomorrow morning, temperatures in the 60s, breezy at noon, 75, mostly sunny late in the day with temperatures in the upper 70s and here's a look at your fox 5 accuweather seven- day forecast. beautiful for the weekend, monday, tuesday it looks like showers will be likely, maybe some thunderstorms on tuesday and then as we get into the middle part of next week, we dry out and stay in the 70s. big sport weekend here in d.c. the nats are playing the braves and, of course, rg3 and the redskins back out in st. louis. you know what? lindsay has all the details on that. this is the verizon 4g lte sports desk with lindsay murphy. >> always trying to steal my show, gary. the nats and braves entered tonight's series in two
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different places, the braves coming off a sweep and the nats having just swept the mets. so the lead in the nl east for the nats, magic number 11. ross detwiler on the mound searching for his 10th win. bottom 5 braves up 1 -0. jason hayward takes the pitch to left. watch out for the shark attack. roger bernadina makes the catch crashing into the wall. afterwards bernadina shake up but stays in the game and has another good sliding catch. top of the 6th nats down 1-0 until bryce harper gets up and goes opposite field for his 19th home run of the season. this game was all tied up 1-1. bottom of the 9th still tied, braves had runners on first and third. i yap desmond throws -- ian desmond throws home, but it's wild. the braves walk off with a 2-1 win and trail the nats now by 7 1/2 games. >> you have to tip your hat to
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medlin. he pitched another great game against us. just made a little error at the end. otherwise it was looking pretty good. >> he's already sliding in celebrating. it was probably a one in 10 chance and didn't get it. right now the orioles are tied with the athletics 2-2 in the 5th. coming up pierre garcon questionable sunday. we'll hear from mike shanahan next. when you first got internet at home you probablyly had one thing online. but today, everything's online. in a few years, the number of devices in your home will double
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two redskins players were hit with fines today for illegal hits in sunday's win over the saints. williams was fined for unnecessary roughness after a helmet to helmet hit, gomes 8,775 for a late hit. the redskins leave for st. louis tomorrow. we don't know if pierre garcon will play sunday. he will be a game time decision. he's still dealing with foot pain. throughout the preseason and in game one last week garcon was robert griffin, iii's top target. it was during garcon's 88-yard touchdown play his foot was injured. here is mike shanahan on his condition. >> i think it's easy on pain tolerance if he can go full speed, you let him go. in a situation where you're going to make take lot worse, obviously the chances of -- it a lot worse, obviously the chances of him playing are a
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lot worse. we'll get it all worked out before the game and we'll know then. a lockout maybe on the horizon for nhl players. the union and league are not in agreement on a new contract and the current cbs expires midnight tomorrow. training camps are set to open september 1st. the season is set to start october 11th. this would be the fourth work stoppage since 1992 for the nhl. days after signing troy brouwer the caps resigned john carlson to a $28 million contract extension for six years. he recorded a career high nine goals, 23 assists in 82 games last season. here's carlson on his decision to stay. >> i can focus on myself rather than -- and the team rather than trying to focus on what comes next and everyone is different. i just -- i really like the city. i like the situation and being
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close to home and the team that we have here. so i felt this is what i wanted to do and i was adamant about it. >> and that's all for sports, but the news edge will be right back. good night.   >> the verizon 4g lte sports desk brought to you by verizon 4g lte. based on this chart, who would you choose ? wow. you guys take a minute. verizon, hands down. i'm going to show you guys another chart. pretty obvious. i don't think color matters. pretty obvious. what's pretty obvious about it ? that verizon has the coverage. verizon. verizon. we're going to go to another chart. it doesn't really matter how you present it. it doesn't matter how you present it. verizon. more 4g lte coverage than all other networks combined.
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